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Argentina - Air Force
Argentina - Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Argentina
An A-4AR Fightinghawk breaking away after taking fuel from a KC-130H tanker aircraft. Currently these potent aircraft form the backbone of the FAA along with the Fingers.
Photo: Cees-Jan van der Ende
Base Marambio, Ant. (SAWB)
Rwy: 06/24
Pos: 64°14'18"S 056°37'51"W
Elev: 760 ft
Brigada
Base Marambio

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No based aircraft can be found on this Antarctic base. However, regular detachments in support of the Arctic operations operate to and from here.
Base Matienzo, Ant. (SAWZ)
Rwy: 06/24
Pos: 64°14'30"S 056°37'85"W
Elev: 760 ft
Brigada
Base Matienzo

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No based aircraft can be found on this Antarctic base. However, regular detachments in support of the Arctic operations operate to and from here.
Comodoro Rivadavia/Gral. Mosconi, Cht (SAVC)
Rwy: 07/25
Pos: 45°47'07"S 067°27'56"W
Elev: 190 ft
Brigada
IX Brigada Aérea

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Grupo Aéreo de Transporte 9

VI Escuadrón Aéreo de Transporte DHC-6-200
SF340
The Escuela de Aviación Militar has used the T-34 Mentor for many years, but these are superseded by brand new Grob 120TP. This vastly enhances and streamlines FAA's training curriculum.
Photo:
Jeroen van Reijmersdal
Córdoba (EAM), Cba (SACE)
Rwy: 01/19, 07/25
Pos: 31°26'41"S 064°16'59"W
Elev: 1647 ft
Brigada
Escuela de Aviación Militar

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Grupo Aérea Escuela

Escuadrón Mentor FMA/Beech B45 (wfu)
T-34A (wfu)
Grob 120TP


Escuadrón Tucano EMB312A


Escuadrón Convencionales Hughes 369
FMA IA-46 Ranquel (wfu)


Escuadrilla de Volovelismo Janus
L-23 Super Blanik
Nimbus
Phoebus
Pirat
Super Astir
Twin Astir


Grupo Aérea Escuela AB180VR


Escuadrón SANT Vigía 2A (Class II UAV)

+ several Class I UAVs:
Aucan
Lipán M3
Yarará
Escuela de Suboficiales

Aeronaves de Instrucción 2x IA-50GII
1x Mirage IIIC
1x IA-58A Pucará
1x Hiller SL-4
1x Canberra Mk.62
1x Cessna 320
SANT = Sistema Aéreo No Tripulado (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle - UAV)
Military transport is not the only task for the Hercules in FAA service, as is demonstrated by this immaculate KC-130H tanker aircraft seen landing at Mendoza.
Photo: Hans Rolink
El Palomar, BA (SADP)
Rwy: 16/34
Pos: 34°36'36"S 058°36'45"W
Elev: 59 ft
Brigada
I Brigada Aérea

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Grupo Aéreo 1

I Escuadrón C-130H
KC-130H
L100-30


II Escuadrón F28-1000
F28-4000


V Escuadrón B707-300B (wfu)
B707-300C (wfu)


Agrupación Aérea Presidencial B737-5H6 (wfu)
B757-23A (wfu)
F28-1000 (wfu)
Lj60
S-70A
S-76B
Officially, the aircraft of the Presidential Flight are owned and controlled by the Casa Militar of the Presidencia de la Nación. However, for practical reasons the fixed wing aircraft are operated and maintained by I BA wereas the helicopters are kept at VII BA.
Argentina has been a loyal user of Fokker aircraft of various marks since 1968! In fact the FAA still uses the 27 and 28 models. This particular one since October 1975.
Photo: Chris Lofting
Gobernador Gordillo, LR (SACT)
Brigada
Direccion General de Investigación y Desarollo

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Centro de Experimentación y Lanzamiento de Proyectiles Autopropulsados (CELPA)

Escuadrón de Apoyo Operativo Vigía 2A (SANT)
SANT = Sistema Aéreo No Tripulado (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle - UAV)
Jose C. Paz/Dr. Mariano Moreno, BA (SADJ)
Rwy: 16/34
Pos: 34°33'38"S 058°47'22"W
Elev: 105 ft
Brigada
VII Brigada Aérea

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Grupo Aéreo 7

I Escuadrón Búsqueda y Salvamento Bell 212
Bell 412EP
UH-1N


II Escuadrón Táctico (R)H500D
(R)H500E


III Escuadrón UH-1H (wfu)


IV Escuadrón H369HM
(R)H500C


Escuadrón Mi-171E Mi-171E
Five Mi-171 are on order, the first two will be used for Antarctic duties at Marambio.
Two Bell 212s are at Cyprus for UNFICYP and two at Haiti for MINUSTAH.

The Argentinian Bell 212s are quite active on UN missions with MINUSTAH at Haiti and UNFICYP at Cyprus. That explains the white livery.
Photo: Hans Rolink
Mendoza/El Plumerillo, Mza (SAME)
Rwy: 18/36
Pos: 32°49'54"S 068°47'34"W
Elev: 2311 ft
Brigada
IV Brigada Aérea

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Grupo Aéreo 4 de Caza-Caza Bombardeo (C.B.2)

I Escuadrón de Caza-Bombardeo IA-63
IA-63 Pampa II


III Escuadrón de Búsqueda y Rescate y Tareas Especiales SA315B


IV Escuadrón Sukhoi Su-29AR (wfu)


Escuadrón Convencionales Ce182
RC500U
The first two squadrons give a tactical wepaons course together, the Curso de Estandarización de Procedimientos para Aviadores de Combate (CEPAC). The Escuadrón Sukhoi also inlcudes the Escuadrilla acrobática "Cruz del Sur" demo team.
The IA63 Pampa is the indigenously developed and manufactured advanced trainer and light attack aircraft. Upgraded to Pampa II and III standard, it has replaced the MS760 in FAA service.
Photo: Santiago Rivas
Moron, BA (SADM)
Rwy: 01/19
Pos: 34°40'35"S 058°38'34"W
Elev: 95 ft
Brigada
Instituto Nacional de Aviacion Civil

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Grupo Aéreo INAC

I Escuadrón CeA182J
CeA182K
CeA182N


II Escuadrón Adiestramiento PA-A25-235
PA-A28-236


III Escuadrón PA-28R
PA-31
PA-34-220


IV Escuadrón Chincul Pawnee two seaters
RH-500D
The Mirage family has formed the backbone of FAA for many years. Sadly, the fleet was withdrawn November 2015.
Photo: Santiago Rivas
Nicosia (RAF) (Cyprus) (LCRR)
Brigada
United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus
(UNFICYP)


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UNFLIGHT

Fuerza de Tarea Argentina Bell 212 (1)
RH500D (2)
Parana/Gral. Urquiza, ER (SAAP)
Rwy: 01/19
Pos: 31°47'41"S 060°28'49"W
Elev: 243 ft
Brigada
II Brigada Aérea

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Grupo Aéreo 2

II Escuadrón Aerofotográfico Lj35A


IV Escuadrón Fokker F27-400 (wfu)
F27-600 (wfu)


Escuadrón Convencionales Ce182


Escuadrón SANT to be formed, flying UAVs
SANT = Sistema Aéreo No Tripulado (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle - UAV)
Quilmes, BA (SADQ)
Rwy: 18/36
Pos: 34°70'00"S 058°24'00"W
Elev: 0 ft
Brigada
AM Quilmes (AMAQUIL)

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Grupo Mantenimiento

maintenance of:

AC500U
Cessna types
DHC-6
Helicopters
Escuela Secundaria Técnica N° 7 Taller Regional Quilmes (EEST N° 7 TRQ)

Instructional Airframes:

Ce336
H-19A
Meteor F4
MS760A
RC500U
FAA operates quite a fleet of light aircraft. Most are with INAC at Morón like this PA-28RT.
Photo:
Wim Sonneveld
Reconquista, SF (SATR)
Rwy: 01/19, 10/28
Pos: 29°12'37"S 059°41'27"W
Elev: 161 ft
Brigada
III Brigada Aérea

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Grupo Aéreo 3 de Ataque

Escuadrón Operativo
Dengues
IA-58A/D Pucara


Escuadrón Operativo IA-58A/D Pucara


Escuadrón Convencionales Ce182
RC500U
EAM has this AeroBoero AB180RVR on strength for glider-towing.
Photo:
Wim Sonneveld
Rio Cuarto/Area de Material, Cba (SAOC)
Rwy: 05/23, 18/36
Pos: 33°05'06"S 064°15'41"W
Elev: 1381 ft
Brigada
AM Rio Cuarto (AMACUAR)

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Centro de Ensayos de Armamentos y Sistemas Operativos (CEASO)

aircraft and system testing
Grupo Mantenimiento

maintenance of:

A-4AR/OA-4AR
Dagger/Finger/Mirage
EMB312A
CEASO resorts, together with CEV from Cordobá, under the Dirección de Sistemas
After the withdrawal of the Mirages, the Fightinghawk is the prime combat aircraft.
Photo:
Wim Sonneveld
Rio Gallegos, SC (SAWG)
Rwy: 07/25
Pos: 51°36'32"S 069°18'45"W
Elev: 61 ft
Brigada
BAM Rio Gallegos

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Rio Gallegos

Escuadrilla Servicios RC500U
Tandil, BA (SAZT)
Rwy: 01/19
Pos: 37°14'15"S 059°13'41"W
Elev: 574 ft
Brigada
VI Brigada Aérea

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Grupo Aéreo 6 de Caza

I Escuadrón IAI M5 Finger (wfu)
IAI M5 Dagger (biplaza) (wfu)


II Escuadrón Mirage IIIEA (wfu)
Mirage IIIDA (wfu)
Mirage IIIBE (wfu)


IA-63 Pampa II
IA-63 Pampa III (o/o)


Escuadrón Convencionales Ce182
RC500U
H369HM
The FAA uses the DHC-6 for various task, for example on Arctic duties. In total 12 airframes were received, about half of them as attrition replacement.
Photo: Paul Carter
Villa Reynolds, SL (SAOR)
Rwy: 06/24, 10/28
Pos: 33°43'48"S 065°23'15"W
Elev: 1591 ft
Brigada
V Brigada Aérea

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Grupo Aéreo 5 de Caza

I Escuadrón (O)A-4AR


II Escuadrón (O)A-4AR


Escuadrón Convencionales Ce182
RC500U


Escuadrón SANTC to be formed, flying armed UCAVs
SANTC = Sistema Aéreo No Tripulado de Combate (Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle - UCAV)
Pucaras were and are used in large numbers. It was exported to various countries and this rugged aircraft is another example of the achievements of Argentinean aircraft development. Latest incarnation is the upgraded D-model seen here.
Photo: Santiago Rivas
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